I have made the ultimate Gertie item… Butterick pattern 6217 with a Gertie cotton sateen fabric! Things are getting crazy over here! I could have copied Gertie exactly in her post here and used my Gertie rayon fabric for this blouse. BUT I like to think I’m more creative than that, so I went with… Continue reading Gertie + Gertie = Fabulous Vintage Top!
I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress
Every day at work, I fantasize what it would be like to be a housewife. I would gladly trade answering hundreds of questions, writing evaluations, and waking up early for cleaning, cooking, and sewing. I know most women out there would cringe to hear this (Girl power! Women must make their own living!!), but just… Continue reading The 1950’s House Wife Dress, AKA McCall’s M6696
Vintage. It seems as though the majority of sewists out there are all about the vintage patterns, styles, inspiration, etc. While I think some vintage pieces are pretty nifty and interesting, it’s not really my cup of tea. I don’t think I quite have defined my style yet, but I definitely wouldn’t call it “vintage.”… Continue reading 50’s Vintage Bra Top